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Lebanon: Will new president end political crisis?

October 31, 2016 12:17 PM
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Lebanon: Will new president end political crisis?

For almost two-and-a-half years, Lebanon - politically split along sectarian fault lines - has been without a president.

Michel Aoun, Christian leader and founder of the Free Patriotic Movement, and for a long time one of the main contenders, has since 2006 been an ally of the Iranian-backed Shia party, Hezbollah - formerly a bitter political opponent of Mr Aoun.

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